Tag : How to Train Martial Arts

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts?

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? And can you be to old to learn martial arts? […]

MMA: THE TRADITIONAL WING CHUN TECHNIQUE JON JONES USES TO WIN FIGHTS

Why Oblique kick the knees in MMA? Stomp kicks are effective in Self Defence as well as in mixed martial arts (MMA). You only have to look at any Jon Jones fight to see the effectiveness of his famous oblique (stomp) kick at his opponents’ knees. In fact, this is a key kicking attack in Wing Chun, and often underestimated by many in the martial arts or self defence community. Better yet it’s legal to use in MMA today. It […]

DEADLY Invisible Fists in MMA

How is it that sometimes you don’t see a punch coming? Or that when you do, you can’t move out of the way in time?

The London Wing Chun Academy

4 Phases of Preparing for a Fight

There are four phases that combine to create a training cycle when preparing for Beimo. These involve the physical and psychological preparation of the athlete, factors crucial to Beimo preparation.   Phase 1. Core Skills and Conditioning The first phase is the Core Skills and Conditioning Phase which should last up to 16 weeks. This is the foundation period in which you are developing your aerobic conditioning in addition to acquiring new fighting skills or addressing any technical weaknesses in […]

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes. Many Wing Chun students underestimate the importance of pad work drills for their personal training. Yet, pad work training is […]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) London

How to Avoid Being Taken to the Ground

Avoiding a wrestling shoot or takedown in San Shou Kickboxing or even MMA is challenging at best especially when a takedown or wresting throw is combined with punches and kicks.  There are strategies in Wing Chun that can help prevent and even avoid being forced or throw to the ground. This video shows 3 simple Wing Chun strategies that may help your takedown defence. These techniques are commonly taught here at the London Wing Chun Academy as we think they […]

San Da (San Shou) Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in North London.

How to Catch Head Kicks in San Da Kickboxing or MMA

Is traditional Wing Chun technique useful for training in San Shou Kickboxing or Mixed Martial Arts? Well we say yes. In fact, we strongly believe that Wing Chun has a lot of effective martial art techniques that could contribute too many combat sports. One Wing Chun technique in particular is the High Low Gaan Sao which is often seen in the Wooden Dummy form of Wing Chun. This technique is highly versatile and can be used effectively to counter a […]

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What to Self Practice in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We’ve all been in the position where we want to practice our martial art, but we don’t have a training partner to hand. Of course, practice makes perfect. So, how do you train a martial art when on you are on your own? Here is our advice in a two part article on ‘How to Train on Your Own’. The first article will briefly outline what you should practice in the gym for Boxing, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while […]

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How Training a Martial Art Can Improve Your Life

Martial arts training teaches true values for living a well rounded and healthy life. Not only does practicing a martial art instils the right values and attitudes that are conducive to Self Defence, but you’ll improve your fitness and well-being.  Through struggle and adversity a martial arts student builds character and the ability to overcome hardships that are placed in front of them. Some may think that only competitive martial arts, such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, […]